Governor's Office - Recent Headlines

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  • DHL Express Plans $108 Million Expansion in Northern Kentucky
    Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that DHL Express plans to invest $108 million to expand its hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). DHL, a leading global logistics company, also plans to create up to 50 new jobs.
  • EOS USA to Bring 150 Jobs to Eastern Kentucky
    Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers today announced that EOS USA plans to open an operation in Somerset and hire 150 Kentuckians.
  • GreenSky to Bring up to 200 New Jobs to Northern Kentucky
    Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that GreenSky Trade Credit LLC plans to move into a new facility in Kenton County and create up to 200 new positions over the next several years – more than tripling its number of current employees in the state.
  • Riken Elastomers Corporation to Expand in Hopkinsville
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear today announced Riken Elastomers Corporation plans to more than double its facility and workforce in Christian County. Riken Elastomers, which produces high-performance plastic compounds for the automotive industry, is expected to create 27 jobs and invest more than $22 million into the project.
  • KY FAME Expands to Greater Owensboro
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Kentucky’s nationally recognized workforce training program is coming to western Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is creating a new chapter in the Greater Owensboro region.
  • Gov. Beshear to Lead Trade Mission to Canada Next Week
    Friday, May 22, 2015
    Gov. Steve Beshear will lead a Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission to Canada starting Monday. The companies, which represent a variety of industries throughout the Commonwealth, will be personally matched with Canadian businesses and distribution networks. These meetings will allow the companies to form partnerships and begin selling products to Kentucky’s largest trade partner.
  • Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board to Begin National Search for Economic Development Cabinet Secretary
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    As chair of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board, Governor Steve Beshear today announced plans to conduct a national search to fill the role of secretary for the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet. Current Secretary Larry Hayes announced his intent to retire from the position later this year, ending a seven-year tenure in the role.
  • General Motors to Invest $439 Million in Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant
    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    A major expansion is in the works at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant. Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen joined General Motors’ leaders and community officials to announce that GM will invest $439 million for facility upgrades, including a new paint shop. The 450,000-square-foot facility will be almost half the size of the company’s entire operation in Warren County.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Kobe Aluminum’s 10th Anniversary in Kentucky
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials at Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC (KAAP) to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary in Bowling Green. The company’s leadership from Japan also participated in the event.
  • kynect Special Enrollment Period to Help Kentuckians Avoid Tax Penalties Ends
    Friday, May 15, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear today announced that an additional 3,047 Kentuckians signed up for quality, affordable health coverage during a special enrollment period that ran from March 2 through April 30 to give Kentuckians unaware of possible tax penalties for the uninsured more time to sign up.
  • Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs Bill Supporting Metro College
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders at UPS Worldport to ceremonially sign House Bill 202 supporting Metropolitan College, a partnership that provides participants with employment and tuition-free educational opportunities.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Second-Annual Statewide Pitch Competitions for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Which great new businesses will be discovered in Kentucky this year? We’re about to find out. Back by popular demand, Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the Kentucky Innovation Network will host its second-annual entrepreneur pitch competitions over the next four months.
  • Lt. Gov. Luallen Celebrates EVINE Live’s Expansion in Bowling Green
    Monday, May 11, 2015
    Less than a year after the project was announced, Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen joined company officials and local leaders to cut the ribbon on EVINE Live’s expansion in Warren County.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Governor’s Cup Award in Hazard
    Thursday, May 07, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear hoisted Kentucky’s historic Governor’s Cup trophy in Hazard today. Gov. Beshear joined community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. Communities like Hazard have worked hard to support economic development through strengthening workforce training, improving education, growing tourism, and investing in infrastructure.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Governor’s Cup Award in London
    Thursday, May 07, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear hoisted Kentucky’s historic Governor’s Cup trophy in London today. Gov. Beshear joined community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. The nationally acclaimed publication also ranked London among the nation’s top metropolitans/micropolitans in business creation.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Governor’s Cup Award in Owensboro, Henderson Region
    Thursday, May 07, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear hoisted Kentucky’s historic Governor’s Cup trophy in Owensboro today to highlight ongoing economic development and investment in the region by Daviess, Henderson, McLean, Union and Webster counties.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Governor’s Cup Award in Madisonville
    Thursday, May 07, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear hoisted Kentucky’s historic Governor’s Cup trophy in Madisonville today. Gov. Beshear joined community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. The nationally acclaimed publication also ranked the Madisonville area among the nation’s top micropolitans in business creation.
  • Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs Film Incentives Bill
    Thursday, May 07, 2015
    Governor Steve Beshear today signed House Bill 340, which will make Kentucky more competitive in attracting film and television productions and help create jobs, generate tax revenue and promote tourism.
  • Governor Beshear orders flags to half-staff in honor of Judge John Heyburn II
    Thursday, May 07, 2015
    Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Friday, May 8, in honor of Senior U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn II, who passed away last week after a battle with liver cancer.
  • New Mather Metals to Expand in Franklin
    Thursday, April 30, 2015
    When New Mather Metals first made plans to expand its Simpson County facility a year ago, the company expected to create 20 new jobs and invest $4.5 million into the project.